For more than two months, Nakliyat-İş has been in a great effort to organize the workers in Yemeksepeti, the leading online food delivery platform in Turkey, which was acquired by a major German monopoly called Delivery Hero in 2015.
During the unionization efforts in the company, the employers, as usual, are doing their best to block our organization in the company. In addition to their intimidation tactics on the workers, they started to use new illegal ways such as forgery of documents with the purpose of preventing the organization of the workers by our union. They applied to the Ministry and changed the sector in which the workers of the company are employed, which is against the related labor code in Turkey. As a result of this fraudulent step taken by the employers, the membership of the majority of the workers we organized was cancelled with just a computer click.
Nakliyat-İş Union organized an action to protest the anti-worker implementations of Yemeksepeti/Delivery Hero Company at Consulate General of Germany today. In the protest action, Ali Rıza Küçükosmanoğlu, a WFTU PC Member and General Secretary of TUI Transport, at the same time President of Nakliyat-İş Union, made a press release detailing the steps taken illegally by Yemeksepeti/Delivery Hero Company. He also underlined the fact that Germany, the leading state in Imperialist European Union, tries to give democracy lessons in several countries while their monopolies show no respect to the rights of workers. He completed his speech underlining once again that as a result of the militant struggle of Nakliyat-İş Union, the workers in Yemeksepeti/Delivery Hero will organize and work in more safe, healthy and dignified conditions.
At the end of the action, a protest letter was submitted to the German Consulate condemning the attitude of German Delivery Hero Company towards the rights of the workers.